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64 Reviews


Onsite Autos

Kingston , 11 years of experience

29th May 2018
“Andrew was great, very polite and effecent, great job will use again.
thanks a lot keith”


Peugeot 206 • Shock absorbers replacement - rear (pair)

27th May 2017
“Shahid contacted me the day of the booking to change the booking to a later time (12:00 - 14:00) as he was awaiting the brake pads, which was acceptable. However, he then contacted me that evening at 19:00 to say he could fit them now. I said that was not convenient and I wished to stick to the new, agreed time of 12:00-14:00 the next day. He arrived at 10:45, earlier than agreed, which was not immediately convenient as I was working from home.
Other than the issue around the booking time, Shahid did a thorough job and I would recommend him to other customers.“



Mercedes-Benz C-Class • Front brake pads (all) replacement

Wrench hand blue

111 Reviews



Dudley , 5 years of experience

21st May 2018
“All work completed competently and quickly.
Based on this, happy to recommend.”


Mercedes-Benz CLK • Shock absorbers replacement - rear (pair)

4th January 2018
“Very good, friendly and fast. Great service.”


Mazda BT-50 • Fuel filter replacement


8 Reviews


17th May 2018
“Andy was very friendly and completed the job quickly. First time using click mechanic and based on this experience I shall use again!”


Fiat Punto Evo • Shock absorbers replacement - rear (pair)

2nd June 2018
“Andy was great the part we wanted they no longer did so he got one of online for us and fitted it as soon as it came”


Chevrolet Kalos • Window winder mechanism replacement - front door


57 Reviews


Cm Performance

Leeds , 14 years of experience

11th May 2018
“Chris was fantastic a very good mechanic he even checked another problem with my car highly recommended”


Ford Focus • Shock absorbers replacement - rear (pair)

12th October 2017
“Chris was great. Very knowledgeable and more than happy with his work changing my head gasket. If I have any other problems I'll be sure to go back to him and will definitely recommend. ”


Ford Ka • Replace head gasket


34 Reviews


Snape’s Garage Ltd

Aylesford , 5 years of experience

8th May 2018
“Richard was great. Rung in the morning to let me know he could fit me in earlier than originally quoted. Kept me up to date as to where he was. Kept me informed of everything he was doing. Had to get additional parts but ran through everything and showed me exactly why it needed new parts. Could not fault him at all.“


Ford Fiesta • Shock absorbers replacement - front (pair)

14th May 2018
“Richard was very knowledgeable and explained clearly what was the problem with the gearbox. He gave options for possible repair if we wished to pursue this.”


Smart fortwo • Diagnostic Inspection

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Want to learn more about Shock Absorber replacements?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does a Shock Absorber do?

The shock absorber is a component of the suspension system that evens out the irregularities of the road surface the car navigates. It is mounted on one side to the car's chassis or body and on the other to one of the wheel's wishbones.

Essentially, the shock absorber consists of a tube filled with gas or oil that is compressed by a piston. It essentially dissipates the kinetic energy generated by the road.

How do you know there is something wrong with the Shock Absorber?

  • When the car bounces on excessively after driving over a hump or similar.
  • When the car feels unstable going through corners or rough services.
  • When the impact of navigating over humps is harder than normal.
  • When there is a puddle of oil-like fluid underneath the car near a wheel.
  • When the tyres lose touch with the ground after a shock absorption.

When should you consider a Shock Absorber replacement?

Over time, a shock absorber's condition can deteriorate due to the fact that it is in constant use when the car is driven. Eventually, it can be that fluid or gas starts to leak out of the shock absorber which can, for example, be due to a leaking valve inside. A bad shock absorber will cause an unstable ride, through corners.

Equally, it can be that the car rocks excessively when going over humps or when stopping the car, bouncing for a prolonged period after the actual shock absorption.

Issues with the shock absorbers that are not addressed can lead to a variety of other, more expensive, issues; among which is excessive tyre wear. It is therefore important to address issues with the shock absorber timely and professionally to ensure an optimal ride and prevent further damage.

Should you experience problems with a shock absorber then it is advisable to have the system inspected and, if necessary, have the bad shock absorber replaced. Always service the shock absorbers as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer.

What happens during a Shock Absorber replacement?

  • The mechanic will test drive the car to establish the possible cause of the problem.
  • The mechanic will inspect the suspension system and shock absorbers in detail.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the worn or broken shock absorber.
  • The mechanic will advise if other components need to be replaced.
  • The mechanic will check the suspension again and test drive the car.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will make adjustments.

How much does a Shock Absorber Replacement cost?

The cost of a shock absorber replacement depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your shock absorber replaced by ClickMechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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